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page can’t be found

So I built web app and deployed it to DigitalOcean. When I singin or up it works just fine but when I refresh i get this message:

# This lookmeup.io page can’t be found

No webpage was found for the web address: **https://lookmeup.io/profile**

HTTP ERROR 404

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Bobby Iliev
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July 17, 2023

Hi there,

It seems like your app is not properly handling the /profile route on a hard refresh. This is a common issue with SPA sites where the routing is typically handled on the client-side by JavaScript.

When you refresh the page, the server tries to resolve the /profile route but it can’t find it because it’s actually a client-side route, hence the 404 error.

To solve this, you will need to implement a fallback route on your server that will return the index.html file for all requests that do not match a static file. This allows your JavaScript to load and handle the routing.

For the App Platform, you can implement a catch-all route by following the steps here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/manage-static-sites/#configure-a-static-site

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby

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